Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


If you have a passion for science and engineering, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) may have just the right career opportunities for you.

Established in 1994, we are the main UK government agency for funding research and training in the engineering and physical sciences. Being at the cutting edge of this ever-innovating field enables our staff to enjoy a dynamic and stimulating working environment.

EPSRC employs around 300 people, many with scientific backgrounds, at its offices in Swindon, and collaborates with people all over the UK.

Here's a taster of just a few of our ongoing pioneering projects:

  • University research into the technology and economics of energy storage, with an emphasis on securing environmentally-friendly and affordable power for the UK.
  • A new national Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre aimed at developing a low- carbon energy system for the UK.
  • Developing the next generation of supercomputers.
  • Creating a robotic organism for medical use.

Facing the uncertain economic future EPSRC strives to be ahead of the game, investing in world-class research into green technologies, medical advances and high-value manufacturing. If you think you'd thrive and grow working alongside other creative people, we may have just the role for you.

EPSRC pumps more than £850 million a year into research covering a broad range of subjects - from mathematics and materials science to information technology and structural engineering.

As well as funding scientists in centres and universities, EPSRC has opportunities for management and support staff. Our Polaris House HQ, in Swindon, is a vibrant, friendly place to work.

What's more, EPSRC offers lots of staff benefits including flexible hours, excellent training and development, family-friendly policies - as well as a host of healthcare perks.

If you'd like to play a part in EPSRC's pivotal role in the future of technology, the environment, health and the economy then we'd like to talk to you.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Website